Brad Clary ’75

  • Clinical Professor of Law
  • Carleton College, B.A.
  • University of Minnesota Law School, J.D.

Office: 444
Mondale Hall, 229 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Clinical Professor Bradley G. Clary ’75 was the 2004-2006 Vaughan G. Papke Clinical Professor of Law. From 1999-2016, he coordinated and supervised the legal writing and moot court programs, along with, from time to time, the basic trial advocacy programs. He regularly teaches evidence, deposition skills, and law in practice.

Professor Clary received his B.A. degree, magna cum laude, in History from Carleton College and his J.D. degree, cum laude, from the University of Minnesota Law School. He became an associate at Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly in 1975 and a partner in 1982. At various times between 1993 and 1998, he chaired the Antitrust, General Litigation, and Business Litigation practice groups, respectively. Professor Clary was an adjunct professor teaching antitrust at the William Mitchell College of Law in 1997 and 1999, and an adjunct instructor teaching lawyering skills for the school in 1995-1996 and 1998. He joined the University of Minnesota faculty full-time in 1999.

He has served as a faculty member for the Minnesota Institute of Legal Education, a speaker for the Minnesota Department of Health, a faculty member for Minnesota Law & Politics, and a faculty member for Minnesota Continuing Legal Education, teaching courses on various antitrust, appellate advocacy, and legal writing topics.

Professor Clary was an adjunct professor at the University of Minnesota Law School from 1985-1999, serving as a faculty advisor for the National Moot Court program. He is a member of the American Bar Association, and served on the Communication Skills Committee of the ABA Section on Legal Education from 2001 to 2008. He is also a member of the Minnesota State Bar Association, co-chaired the MSBA Antitrust Section from 1990-1992, and served on the governing council of the MSBA Appellate Practice Section. He has served on the Minnesota Supreme Court’s Advisory Committee on the Rules of Civil Appellate Procedure and on the Court’s Civil Justice Reform Task Force. He was the 2004-2005 president of the Association of Legal Writing Directors. He is an elected member of the American Law Institute and an elected fellow of the American Bar Foundation.

Courses

Depositions

Civil Procedure

Law in Practice

Civil Procedure II - 1L

Civil Procedure II

Evidence Drafting

Publications

Books

  • Successful Legal Analysis and Writing: The Fundamentals (West Academic, 2017) Christopher Soper, Cristina D. Lockwood & Pamela Lysaght
  • Successful First Depositions (West Group, 1st ed., 2001; Thomson West, 2d ed., 2005; 3d ed., 2011; West Academic, 4th ed., 2017) (with teacher’s manuals) Sharon Reich Paulsen & Michael Vanselow
  • Complex Litigation (LexisNexis, 2010; 2d ed., 2014) E. Thomas Sullivan, C. Douglas Floyd & Richard Freer
  • Successful Legal Analysis and Writing: The Fundamentals (West Group, 1st ed., 2003; Thomson West, 2d ed., 2006; 3d ed., 2010) Pamela Lysaght
  • Teacher’s Manual for Complex Litigation (LexisNexis, 2010) E. Thomas Sullivan, Richard Freer & C. Douglas Floyd
  • Advocacy on Appeal (West, 1st ed., 2001; Thomson West, 2d ed., 2004; 3d ed., 2008) (with teacher’s manuals) Sharon Reich Paulsen & Michael Vanselow
  • Sourcebook on Legal Writing Programs (American Bar Association, 2d ed., 2006) (principal contributor) (with others)
  • Primer on the Analysis and Presentation of Legal Argument (West, 1992)

Journal Articles

  • Crawford v. Washington: What Would Justice Thomas Do?, 96 Minnesota Law Review Headnotes 18 (2012)
  • The MinnesotaCare Antitrust Exceptions: A Policy Proposal Regarding the State Action Doctrine as Applied to Healthcare Reform, 18 Hamline Law Review 131 (1994)

Editorials, Commentary & Letters

  • Physician Collective Bargaining: Antitrust Prospects and Pitfalls, Minnesota Medicine, Aug. 1995, at 41
  • Relevant Market Analysis: Developments in Health Care Settings, Hennepin Lawyer, Sept.-Oct. 1995, at 4

Other Publications

  • Thinking About Law School: The Big Picture, 80 University of Detroit Mercy Law Review 467 (2003)
  • Building Internal Consensus: Faculty, Administration, and the Students, 1 Journal of the Association of Legal Writing Directors 208 (2002)
    | SSRN
  • “To Note or Not to Note,” 10 Perspectives: Teaching Legal Research and Writing 84 (2002)
  • Roadmapping and Legal Writing, 8 Perspectives: Teaching Legal Research and Writing 134 (2000) Deborah Behles

Multimedia

  • CiteStation (West, 2d ed., 2010) (series of interactive, computer-based exercises for use in legal writing and appellate advocacy courses) Sharon Reich Paulsen & Pamela Lysaght
  • CiteStation (West, 1st ed., 2004) (series of interactive, computer-based exercises for use in legal writing and appellate advocacy courses) Sharon Reich Paulsen, Danielle Istl & Pamela Lysaght

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P: 612-625-5000

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